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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:11 pm

Unbeleivable. Mad And so much for America and its Freedoms- how can you give away your right to free speech?- what sort of a country they got over there? Mad

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Post by Orwell on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:46 pm

This...

chris63 wrote:


and this:


Quote from "Cheerleader" article: "The subsequent legal challenge against Mr Bain's decision perhaps highlights the seriousness with which Texans take cheerleading and high school sports, which can attract crowds in the tens of thousands."

Money makes the world go round. Idea


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Post by Orwell on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:48 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:Unbeleivable. Mad And so much for America and its Freedoms- how can you give away your right to free speech?- what sort of a country they got over there? Mad

We must have missed the fine print, Petty. Very Happy

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:50 pm

Good to see you Orwell! cheers

And yes, I am beginning to suspect their constituition thingy might have a lot of fine print. Suspect

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Post by Orwell on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:56 pm

I'm trying to work it out. Perhaps they mean "Freedom with responsibility." And making money is responsible, if you want to survive in America that is. After all, it's the Land of the Free to die a miserly death if you're poor, or a minority. And, let's face it, you almost always need to break a few eggs in the process. Very Happy

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:58 pm

So what you are saying is that freedom of speech is only available to those with a large enough bank balance?

Yeah, that makes sense of quite a lot of America actually. Nod

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Post by Orwell on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:10 pm

Not just America. It's Darwin's 'survival of the fittest', but with a Christian gloss. Nod


{{{The gloss, of course, is to keep the dumb masses dumb. Very Happy }}}

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:15 pm

{{{more of an emultion man myself}}}

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Post by Orwell on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:44 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:{{{more of an emultion man myself}}}

{{{Que?}}}

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:46 pm

{{{both meanings- a mix of things rather than one ideology and a pun as two types of paint- gloss and emultion}}}}

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Post by Orwell on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:47 pm

{{{Bloody hell. Petty's an intellectual now! Shocked }}}

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:54 pm

{{{{Its my buckie balance, when the last few barells catch up it'll be business as usual drunken }}}

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Post by Orwell on Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:14 pm

{{{Thank Eru for that! Shocked }}}

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Post by chris63 on Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:30 pm

Dont no if this is funny or just plain wacko


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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:32 pm

re-baptist church

'No! She's filthy'- lol!

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:29 am

The city council in a small north Georgia town voted Monday night to make gun ownership mandatory.
Council members in Nelson, a city of about 1,300 residents that's located 50 miles north of Atlanta, voted unanimously to approve the Family Protection Ordinance. The measure requires every head of household to own a gun and ammunition to "provide for the emergency management of the city" and to "provide for and protect the safety, security and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants."- Fox news

Um is that not why you have a police forc and an army? I think some parts of the US still think its 1880!

'Among the other efforts to broaden gun rights that have surfaced since the Newtown killings:

-- Earlier Monday, lawmakers in Oklahoma scuttled a bill that would have allowed public school districts to decide whether to let teachers be armed.

-- Spring City, Utah, passed an ordinance this year recommending that residents keep firearms

-- Lawmakers in about two dozen states have considered making it easier for school employees or volunteers to carry guns on campus. South Dakota passed such a measure last month.'




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Post by David H on Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:33 pm

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Um is that not why you have a police force and an army? I think some parts of the US still think its 1880!


Wait, do you really believe that most of America has police forces??? Shocked

Police departments exist in cities and in most towns. They're funded by the residents of those cities and they normally have no authority outside the city limits.

But in the rural areas the communities are expected to self-police with oversight from the County Sheriff's department. The Sheriff is elected from among the citizens, and law enforcement training is desirable but not necessary. For enforcement, deputies are provided as funds are available.

In our county of over 1200 square miles there are only a couple part time deputies to provide actual enforcement. To quote from our county website: "The Sheriff's Office utilizes a reserve deputy program to better assist the Office in delivering the best possible service to the public." In large states like Alaska and Texas the areas can be much greater.

We also have volunteer fire departments. That's just the way it is for most of rural America. It's not 1780's, or 1880's, or 1980's. It's just the way things are, and there's no need to be condescending towards us.
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:03 pm

Ok so lets get this straight. Your government doesnt provide free health care for life. It doesnt provide policing to protect its citizens either. It doesnt give you free education to as high a level as you are capable of attaining.
It doesnt provide and guarantee high quality drinking water.
It doesnt provide you with help to pay your rent if you fall on hard times and it doesnt offer you benefits and retraining until you can get work again.

So what exactly is it Americans pay their politicans to actually do for them? scratch

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Post by David H on Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:15 pm

I've been pondering on that one myself for quite a few years. I still haven't figured out if they understand they're supposed to be doing things for us instead of to us. Suspect
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Post by David H on Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:18 pm

The Cohen brothers seem to understand rural American law enforcement. Fargo and No Country for Old Men both seem far more realistic to me than any CSI show. Winter's Bone was really good too.
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:22 pm

Maybe creating a proper tax payer funded police force in each state that covers everyone and can react and protect its citizens might be a good first step to helping convince people they shouldnt need to carry a deadly weapon to feel safe in the first place.
I can kind of see why folks would be reluctant to give up their guns if there isnt even a decent police force to take over protecting people.

I loved Fargo- still, to my shame, not got round to seeing No Country for Old Men.

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Post by Eldorion on Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:16 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:Maybe creating a proper tax payer funded police force in each state that covers everyone and can react and protect its citizens might be a good first step to helping convince people they shouldnt need to carry a deadly weapon to feel safe in the first place.

Good thing all 50 states already have this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_police_(United_States)

Not to mention federal level law enforcement.

Edit: I should note that a significant majority of people in the United States live in urban or suburban areas which are served by local, taxpayer-funded police departments which tend to be quite large. The needs and logistics of rural areas are different which is why they often have different systems.


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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:20 pm

So why does there seem to be a constent repitition in the gun debate that the police coverage for rural areas is poor and ineffectual?
From what you say Eldo there is plenty of law enforcement.

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